Trainer predicts late KO victory for Mayweather


Posted at Mar 02 2014 05:18 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2014 01:18 AM

Boxing trainer Roger Mayweather expects his nephew, pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., to stop Argentina’s Marcos Maidana in the late rounds of their welterweight fight on May 3.

Mayweather ended months of speculation when he announced last week that he was taking on the hard-hitting Argentine, choosing him over Britain’s Amir Khan.

Speaking to Boxing Scene, Roger Mayweather expressed his confidence that his nephew will keep his winning streak alive against Maidana.

“(Floyd has) too much skill for him,” Roger said. “I think he’ll probably stop him. It probably ain’t going to be early, but I believe he’ll stop him.”

As for Mayweather’s decision to fight Maidana instead of Khan, Roger said “that’s what the people wanted to see.”

“People wanted to see what he could do with Maidana, so I guess we’re going to find out,” he said.

Maidana will be a massive underdog against Mayweather, the premier defensive fighter of his generation, but his promoters at Golden Boy have repeatedly touted the Argentine’s concussive punching power as a potential game-changer in the fight.

Maidana earned the right to face Mayweather after handing Adrien Broner his first professional loss late last year.